Paul Glories in the Lord
2 Corinthians 10:17
17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
Elder Bruce R. McConkie wrote:
“There is a difference between boasting after the manner of the world and glorying in the Lord. One is a form of self-righteous pride, the other a song of praise and thanksgiving to that Holy Being whose mercy endureth forever. The great prophet Ammon, for instance, boasted in righteousness when he made the following statements: ‘I do not boast in my own strength, nor in my own wisdom; but behold, my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with joy, and I will rejoice in my God. Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.’ Then he recounted the great success that had attended his preaching and that of his brethren, and said: ‘Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men?’ (Alma 26:11–12, 16).”
(Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, 3 vols. [1965–73], 2:438–39.)